Oconto County issues travel advisory

Owners of seasonal homes encouraged to stay where they are
NEW Media Staff

OCONTO — Oconto County has issued a travel advisory asking people who own seasonal property in the county to refrain from coming to their seasonal homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued spread of the virus in the United States and Wisconsin.

The announcement from Oconto County Health Officer Deb Konitzer recommends that those with second/seasonal homes within Oconto County refrain from traveling to those properties due to the limited healthcare infrastructure available within the county and increased risk of community-to-community spread.

“Oconto County has a high percentage of older adults and vulnerable population,” Konitzer said. “These high-risk groups are one of the county’s priority groups that need protection to keep Oconto County healthy and safe.”

People who have seasonal homes are recommended to stay at their winter homes at this time. Anyone who has recently arrived in Oconto County from outside of the county, is encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days to reduce the potential for community-to-community spread.

Visit www.co.oconto.wi.us and click on COVID-19 under Quick Links for more information, including the full text of the travel advisory.